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Peterson Scandal: VADA's Goodman Responds To Schaefer

by David P. Greisman

Margaret Goodman, the former chief ringside physician of the Nevada State Athletic Commission who is now the president of the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, has responded to criticism about how her organization notified people about Lamont Peterson’s testing positive for testosterone ahead of his May 19 rematch with Amir Khan.

In a statement earlier today, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions complained that VADA had not notified him or members of Khan’s team about the positive test. Schaefer said he did not learn of the test until Monday; Peterson’s team, meanwhile, learned on April 13 that his “A” sample had tested positive and found out on May 2 that his “B” sample had also been positive.

Goodman’s response was obtained by BoxingScene.com and follows below:

“It is important for VADA to carry out its mission consistent with respect for the privacy of the athletes who are tested.

“VADA notified Lamont Peterson and his attorney, Jeff Fried, immediately after Mr. Peterson’s ‘A’ sample tested positive.

“VADA felt that it would be inappropriate for it to notify third parties of the positive test result at that time because there had been no confirmation of it.

“It appears as though Mr. Peterson and Mr. Fried also chose not to notify third parties at that time in the hope that Mr. Peterson’s ‘B’ sample would test negative.

“As soon as Mr. Peterson’s ‘B’ sample tested positive, VADA notified Mr. Peterson, Mr. Fried, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

“Neither Golden Boy Promotions nor HBO was a signatory to the VADA contract.”

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter at twitter.com/fightingwords2 or on Facebook at facebook.com/fightingwordsboxing, or send questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by edgarg on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=Russian Crushin;12102564]Im not being accusatory, im just saying all the event that happened but you are seeming to dismiss them and replace em with your own theory Not to put you down, but have you actually read the articles of…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=edgarg;12103077]Hello Battler, long time since we bumped into one another. I feel differently, don't know why, the whole thing soesn't seem natural. I can't believe a top fighter would arrange to have a VADA test and then deliberately ruin it…

Comment by edgarg on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12103022]Taking another test months after the positive test is futile and proves nothing. PEDerson made a positive test and must now face the consequenses. The only type of defense he can have now, as far as I see it, is…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-09-2012

[QUOTE=edgarg;12102542]Don't be so accusatory for no reason, I' not starting a dispute. I'm merely saying that the second set of tests seems to have been a reaction by Peterson as soon as he got the bad news In his position…

Comment by spoonwars on 05-09-2012

Funny how the OST advocates don't mention they're surprised Ariza's special shakes came out clean, while Peterson's the epitome of their STFU.

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